Definition of the place:  A commemoration site memorializing the fallen Golani Brigade troops and a museum demonstrating the Brigade’s battle heritage starting from its founding in 1948 until today.

The Golani Memorial Site and Museum is located in the Golani Intersection, a central intersection in the North of Israel.

The Site was erected in 1982 by the Lower Galilee Regional Council, by the Ministry of Defense, and by the Friends of Golani Association.

The Site extends over a forested area of about 60 dunams [1000 square meters, or ¼ Acre], containing exhibitions, structures, models, and a memorial hall which memorializes all the fallen of Golani Brigade.

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MUSEUM:A museum exhibition including maps, photos, battle sketches, ammunition, warfare means, reconstruction of posts, video film in 3 languages: Hebrew, English, and Russian, a light-sound show in the Hebrew and English languages, and a map of battle grounds. The main feature of the site is the “Yizkor” (Memorial) Hall for memorializing the fallen of the Brigade.

For your convenience, the site has a souvenir shop as well as access for the disabled. Adjacent to the site is an information center for tourists in the North, and a McDonald Restaurant and picnic woods in the Lavi Forest.

The Tour Path:

  1. The 1948 Monument erected in 1959 in perpetuation of the memory of the fallen of the liberators of the Lower Galilee in 1948.
  2. Golani Slope – a basalt paved slope illustration the progression stages of the Golani fighters on the way to the battle field.
  3. The Campaign Wall – illustrates the military activity on the northern border.
  4. The Battle Field – a model of the battle field in a natural area, including rose bushes which symbolize the soldiers who were “plucked” in battle.
  5. The Arch Passage – a structure comprised of 12 arches, signifying the 12 Tribes of Israel which notes the unity extant in Golani Brigade.
  6. The “Follow Me!” Hall – The hall has a photo exhibition of all the Golani Brigade commanders. A panoramic model in the shape of the State of Israel which surveys major battles of the Brigade. A film about Golani Brigade is screened in the hall.
  7. The Battle Site Hall – In the hall there is a model of an underground fighters’ bunker, and a talking map surveying all the Golani battles.
  8. A Memorial (“Yizkor”) Hall – a hall memorializing all the fallen of Golani Brigade with a personal folder for each slain soldier with a computerized monument.
  9. The Hermon Post – a model illustrating the Hermon Post and the harsh conditions in it.
  10. The Crying-Out Wall and Olive Tree – The olive tree is a symbol of the Golani Brigade, and the crying-out wall, is built in the form of a mother’s hand crying out to Heaven.
  11. The Parade Plaza – a grassy plaza in which all the Brigade ceremonies and various memorial ceremonies take place. The plaza is surrounded by armored vehicles used by the Brigade throughout the years.

IN THE SITE:

  • The 1948, built in 1959 – Monument for memorializing the slain liberators of the Lower Galilee.
  • The Golani Slope – illustrates the progression of the Golani fighters on the way to the battle field.
  • The Campaign Wall – illustrates the military activity on the northern border.
  • The Battle Field – a model of the battle field.
  • The Arch Passage – illustrates the unity in Golani Brigade as in the 12 Tribes of Israel.
  • The “Follow Me!” Hall – a photo exhibition of all the Golani Brigade commanders. A model which surveys major battles of the Brigade.
  • A film about Golani Brigade.
  • The Battle Site Hall – a model of an underground fighters’ bunker, and a map surveying all the Golani battles.
  • A Memorial (“Yizkor”) Hall – a hall memorializing all the fallen of Golani Brigade.
  • The Hermon Post – a model illustrating the Hermon Post and the harsh conditions in it.
  • The Crying-Out Wall and Olive Tree – Monument and ceremony plaza.

 

GUIDED TOUR:

  • Impressions of the memorial components.
  • The site has elements illustrating the ways of the Golani fighters and the character of the Brigade.
  • Museum exhibition includes: maps, ammunition, warfare means and battleground sites.
  • Light-sound show.
  • Duration of the tour and instruction is about 1.5 hour and is intended for the families, officers and soldiers in training, foreign emissaries, and new immigrants.

The Site was established by the Lower Galilee Regional Council, the Ministry of Defense, and Golani Association.

Come to visit …

Golani Memorial Site and Museum
Rural Route Lower Galilee 14101
Telephone: 04-6767215
FAX: 04-6767219

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